The Stanford Cardinals (3-6 / 2-5) head to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers (7-2 / 4-2) in a key Pac-12 clash for Oregon State, who are two games behind the Washington Huskies for the conference lead with three games left, including a home date with the Huskies.
Stanford showed off their defense last week in a win against the Washington Cougars in Pullman, a 10-7 win. Bookmakers were not impressed after making OSU a 21.5-point favorite with a total of 54.5. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT and can be seen on the Pac-12 Network. We start our Stanford at Oregon State Odds preview starting with the Cardinal. Who has the shortest Odds to win CFP National Championship?
Stanford A Double-Digit Dog Once Again
As we track NCAA Football daily lines, we like to see if there is a trend that would suggest that oddsmakers are warning up teams because of past performance. Stanford isn’t one of those teams, even after a 3-point win as a 14-point underdog. Saturday will be the seventh straight college football game where Stanford is getting more than 10 points, the Cardinal are 4-2 ATS over their last six.
Since 2019, the Cardinal is 8-15 ATS when receiving 10 or more points and 1-4 ATS when getting more than 20. They’ve failed to cover their last two road games as a 20-point dog or more, and are 0-4 in the spot since 2006. Stanford will rely on sophomore, Ashton Daniels, to use his arm and legs to help Stanford stay within the number. We continue our Stanford at Oregon State Odds preview by turning our attention to Oregon State.
OSU Climbing Back Up Rankings
The loss to Arizona was devastating two weeks ago with the Beavers rolling into Tucson as the 11th-ranked team in the nation. The 27-24 loss sent Oregon State down to 16th in the nation before rebounding with a 26-19 win at Colorado. Now at 12, a win would likely catapult the Beavers close to the top-10 and exceed the highest NCAA Football ranking of the season. Expect OSU to attempt to do what they have done to past opponents this season, beat you on the ground in an attempt to limit your possessions.
Last week, Colorado managed just 238 yards of total offense and trailed 23-5 early in the fourth quarter. That’s game over against the Beavers. Before Colorado came roaring back to make it look like they were in this one, Oregon State had held Colorado to just 88 yards of total offense. Anticipate more of the same from Andrew Chatfield Jr as he comes off a three-sack effort, furthering the discussions about him being the best defensive player in the conference.
The recent Jeff Sagarin rating, has the Beavers at 19th in the country behind Louisville and Utah. According to his numbers, Oregon State should be a 20-point favorite. We conclude our Stanford at Oregon State Odds preview with our official selection.
Beavers Blast Stanford By 30
This number has come down some in most spots, leaving us to wonder what the betting public sees in having their money behind Stanford. We still see minimal wagering on this match-up, but it’s obvious that big money has made their opinion known.
83% of the money is on Oregon State but there are respected opinions that have influenced bookmakers in another direction. Stanford had their feel-good win of the year last week despite a completion percentage of 48.4% from Ashton Daniels.
The Beavers are out to make a good impression which means more money come bowl time. Take Oregon State to demolish Stanford. That does it for our Stanford at Oregon State Odds preview, we wish you nothing but the best with your wagers this weekend.